A major part of our country’s history is tied to Boston, Massachusetts and those with a small RV will be sure to want to visit that history. Visitors will want to start their trip to Boston with the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail which features 16 different sites that are significant to our country’s history. The tour starts at the Boston Common which is America’s oldest public park being started in 1634. The tour ends at the USS Constitution, better known as Old Ironsides, which is the oldest commissioned warship that still floats in the world. In between visitors will be able to visit Paul Revere’s House, The Old North Church and Bunker Hill. Visitors may visit the area on there own or take a guided tour which lasts an hour and a half with tour guides dressed in costumes of the period. Only three of these sites which are the Old South Meeting House, Old State House, and Paul Revere House have an admission costs. All others are free.
Another great way to experience the history of Boston is to take a cruise up the Charles River. This cruise has a special emphasis on the architecture of the area. Of special interest are the campuses of Harvard University, Boston University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
What could be more American than a baseball game? Boston, Massachusetts offers Fenway Park to watch some great baseball. Fenway Park opened in 1912 and is the oldest baseball park still in use today by a major league team, the Boston Red Sox. Every baseball game held there since May 15, 2003, has been a sell out so if you want to see a ball game in Boston you will have to plan early.
Visitors to Boston with a small RV will also want to visit Faneuil Hall Marketplace. This wonderful historical building is a shopper’s haven filled with over 100 stores. The main building is Faneuil Hall which has housed an artillery company since 1746. The Boston Classical Orchestra also calls this building home as do many street entertainers. The site has been used by politicians to make important political speeches such as Senator Edward Kennedy’s announcement that he was running for president and Senator John Kerry’s concession speech.
A trip to Boston is very memorable for those with a small RV. Enjoy the history, take in a ballgame or do some shopping.